He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
—2 Corinthians 9:10-15
by: Katie Brown.
God blesses His children daily in numerous ways. It is natural for Christians to glorify the heavenly Father by giving to others from their overflowing gratitude. This is not to say that all Christians are wealthy or that Christians will never have financial struggles. There is a spiritual blessing that comes from trusting God to provide for our daily needs while also living in obedience by giving to those in need. We may not see all of the rewards for our obedience right away, but God calls us to be gracious and we grow by trusting His leading to give to others.